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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 68,755 People

    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 57 Responses Jan 18

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    xcrownlessx xcrownlessx 16-17, F 16 hrs ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 11 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Depression has been there all my life.

    I'm manic depressed and have been told I will probably have to deal with it the rest of my life. Someday a it stays in the shadows and I feel alright other days it feels although everything is trying to bring me down. Today is one of those days. Today could be the best day of...
    Meadowruelover Meadowruelover 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 37 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    I am a strong worthy person.

    full of ambition and insperation. I have had a tough road in my past . but I am learning to accept the past and move on with my life. life is way to precious to dwell on the past and worry about what might happen. what will happen and what Is happening are different. let the...
    flowergirl1997 flowergirl1997 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Life is nothing but pain.

    I am angry, sad, and deeply depressed. I wish my life would end.
    jackknifedtruck jackknifedtruck 41-45, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    For the last few months my mind has been

    so empty, for lack of a better word. It's so hard to explain. It's almost like a constant daze, where I process nothing, yet still remain functional. I've noticed this because for as long as I can remember I've always been deeply reflective, analytical and self monitored. It's...
    Isolating Isolating 18-21, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    I am tired tired of life kicking the holy

    living **** out of me.I am a middle child so i was was just there.My older brother got all the good DNA I got the **** that was left over.I am the person that will never ever catch a break.I get a good job then a new manger will take over so far i have been taking advantage of...
    Jazonx Jazonx 36-40 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I find one thing to cry about

    and end up crying about anything and everything
    recoveringteen00 recoveringteen00 13-15, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    this is my first experiance

    that I've written, so not sure how this all works but here we go. I've suffered from depression since school, been taken into hospital for trying to take my life. I thought that finally things got back on track once I met my boyfriend who I am with now, but I've gone back down...
    aimsdisneyox aimsdisneyox 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Why is it everytime i need someone they arent

    there but if they need me im always there no matter what it's like no one cares no one may even care if i die
    Corneredblades Corneredblades 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    TheMadHatterWasHere TheMadHatterWasHere 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    When I dropped out of high school,

    people looked at me like I was worthless... Or just dumb. Honestly.. I liked to read. A lot and still do. I just didn't belong and it's something no one will understand. I didn't drop out because I got pregnant, I didn't drop out because I was on drugs, I didn't drop out because...
    Galatziaa Galatziaa 18-21, F 7 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    It's been a year since I've been depressed.

    It's been a year since I started to cut. It's been a year where everything changed. It's been a year since my mind is messed up
    TheDemonsInside TheDemonsInside 13-15, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Trying to enjoy the last day of school knowing

    that nobody would miss me or even ******* notice that I wasn't there is an absolute ******* killer
    GeorgiePeg GeorgiePeg 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Thank you. Each and every one of you ********

    out there who give people crap about mental illnesses and those of you who think you have depression and not even know what depression is. I'm so tired of everyone saying that those of us with depression need to get over it. HALF OF YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT DEPRESSION IS...
    mystiere13 mystiere13 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    As someone that deals with depression on a

    daily basis I feel that by writing about it, it makes me feel better and it also allows me to share what I feel with you. Sometimes I can get my strength from you and that helps me deal with my own depression. I try to tell myself that I have a lot to live for, yet I cannot help...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 16 hrs ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 16 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    let's have a bottle of beer to battle this

    depression :) let's drink to that!
    PipayR PipayR 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    Will you miss me, when you can no longer see my

    face, hear my cries, my pleas, when you can no longer feel the warmth of my skin. Will you miss me? My smile, my heart, the sound of my laughter? Will you miss me? Do you notice me now as I live and breathe, as the one who loves you and needs you? Do hear me now as I stand here...
    angeleyes4urpleasure angeleyes4urpleasure 41-45, F 7 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I've been battling depression

    for almost 4 years now Lost all my friends Get bullied everyday Haven't had a girlfriend in 2 years
    parso16 parso16 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    My mother always said "Things will get better

    soon." Now any time I ever tell her or myself that she says to me how can it after my father and brother abused me and her and my sister and other brother, threatens to kill us, and turned one of my own brothers just like him. Now my oldest brother is alive and my younger one...
    bonbypop bonbypop 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    Is it me or him? I've had depression

    since a young age and Ive only started taking medication for it a couple years ago. Needless to say, I've never seen life through rose colored glasses. I've been through the depending on others to make me happy phase and though I cave into this old habit I try my best to realize...
    kclong0604 kclong0604 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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